Technical skills can make your work life easier and improve your marketability. Many local community colleges offer inexpensive keyboarding, basic accounting basic computer skills courses as part of their continuing education programs. In addition, many volunteer organizations offer great opportunities to learn new skills.
Your employer may also offer a training allowance each year. Ask your human resources department supervisor if this resource is an option to help you improve your skills in technical areas. Your installation education and career centers may have the inside track on where these technical courses are offered in your new community — some of which may even be on the installation. Take advantage of their knowledgeable staff by looking them up on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. They can be a local starting point to set you on the right path. Use the MilitaryINSTALLATIONS tool to search by installation, state or program to find the information relevant to you. Select 'Spouse Education, Training and Careers' from the list of programs and services, enter your installation or ZIP code, choose the radius you would like to search within and click ‘Search’ to find a point of contact near you.
For more information on technical courses in your community, contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website.